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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Feb 1, 2012 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

Not many songs I skip, but here are the songs I refuse to skip under any condition:

Dark Star
TOO
St. Stephen>Eleven
PITB
WRS & LIG
Caution
China>Rider
Eyes
Spanish Jam
Viola Lee Blues

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 1, 2012 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

really? never? see to me that seems odd but maybe I have A.D.D. or something. I love all those songs but I have to be in the right frame to listen to a Dark Star or Playin. To me their two best instrumentally pleasing songs by far. And the Other Onoe, I tend to skip the latter day ones because like NFA it seems the tune turned into a go through the motions thing

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Feb 1, 2012 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

"really? never?"

Not that I can recall, other than the first few weeks I started listening to the band and most Dark Stars just went right over my head. If I'm going to a give my full attention to a show by listening to the songs in order, I would never think about skipping any of those essential pieces of music.

If I'm not in the mood for something like DS or PITB, then I don't put on a show that has them in the setlist. I'll usually listen to JGB instead, and when I'm craving the dark exploration of a DS, PITB, TOO, etc. then I listen to them constantly. I once listened to nothing but different Dark Stars for almost a week straight. I've yet to grow tired of them.

I agree about TOO. There are some fierce versions up until '78 but I never really listen to any past that year anymore, so there's no need to skip it for me.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Feb 1, 2012 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: songs i never skip

I have a Dark Star playlist with all 172 versions (or half-versions) that I have, and that one gets lots of airtime at work. Strange though it may seem, it's a much smoother listen than trying to listen to a whole show, not to mention that you can tune in or tune out just about anytime, and it just doesn't distract me from work the same way that music with a lot of vocals does. It's Grateful Dead Muzak ... (kidding!, please)